Story of Jesus and The Third Loaf of Bread

This is one of my favorite stories.

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Jesus and The Third Loaf of Bread ( Voice: Yusuf Estes )

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Once upon a time, Jesus (peace be upon him) gave some money to one of his companions and he told him to go into town and get some food for everybody. And the man took the money, he went into town close by, bought the food. There wasn’t much money and all he was able to buy was three loafs of bread. And he was very-very hungry. And he realized that there was just these three loafs of bread.

So he decided to eat one loaf of the bread himself and then when he got back he just handed the bread over to Jesus asking, “Who ate the third loaf of bread?” And immediately the man said, “But there are only two loafs of bread.”

And Jesus (Peace and Blessings Upon him) didn’t say anything else but they continued on their journey with their companions.

Later on, the companions succeeded in hunting a deer, and they killed the deer, cooked it, and ate it. Then Jesus (PBUH) stood up and asked Allah to bring the deer back to life. And in less than a second the deer jumped back up and ran away. The people were amazed.

So then Jesus looked at the man who had gone after the bread and he said, “I’m asking you by the One who brought this deer back to life: Who ate the third loaf of bread?”

And immediately the man said, “There were only two loafs of bread.”

Again, Jesus (PBUH) didn’t say anything and they continued on the journey.

While they were walking they came across a river that has been flooded up. Jesus (PBUH) asked them to hold his hand so everyone joined hands with him and they were able to walk on top of the river and walk all the way to the side. When they got to the side the people were amazed.

Jesus then said to the same man, “I’m asking you, by the One who made it for us to be able to cross this river (by walking from on top of it): Who ate the third loaf of bread?”

And immediately he (the man) said, “Listen, there were only two loafs of bread.”

So Jesus didn’t say anything again and they went on.

Then they came to a dessert and Jesus (PBUH) took three big piles of sand, then he asked Allah to change it into gold. Suddenly the piles of sand became piles of gold, and he said, “One pile is for me, and one pile is for you, and the third pile is gonna be for the one who ate the third loaf of bread!”

The man quickly said, “I’m the one who ate the third loaf of bread.”

So Jesus said, “Then all three piles of gold are for you but do not accompany us anymore.”

But the man didn’t care, he was so happy and started dreaming about what he was going to do with it. Suddenly three thieves came and saw a man sitting alone with this huge pile of gold. First thing they did, they killed him, then they divided the gold.

They sent one of them to go to town to get something to eat then plan out their future. So one of the thieves went to town and bought some food. This guy poisoned the food so that when he comes back, his friend will die of the poisoned food and he can have all the gold for himself.

But his friend that he left behind were also plotting against him and decided that when this man comes back they will kill him, then divided his share of the gold.

When the man came back, the two killed him, then they ate the food he brought and both died of poison.

When Jesus (PBUH) came back with his companions, they passed by the very same spot, and there they saw their former companion lying on the ground and the other three thieves lying on the ground too, with all the three piles of gold.

And he pointed to this and said, “This is the life of this world (al-hayat ad-dunia) and this is what would do for those who seek after it.”

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End quote from the prophet about this story:

“Whoever chases after this world then Allah will make it so that all that he is going to do is keep being aware of how poor he is and let his affairs become falling apart; nothing will come to this man of this world accept what is destined for him.”

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Related quote:
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “By Allah, I am not afraid that you will be poor, but I fear that worldly wealth will be bestowed upon you as it was bestowed upon those who lived before you. So you will compete amongst yourselves for it, as they competed for it, and it will destroy you as it did them.”
[Bukhari]

An Apple a Day – Nutritional Therapy in History

Angry doctorThe history of science is the history of struggle against entrenched error. Many of the world’s greatest discoveries initially were rejected by the scientific community. And those who pioneered those discoveries often were ridiculed and condemned as quacks or charlatans.

Columbus was bitterly attacked for believing the Earth was round. Bruno was burned at the stake for claiming that Earth was not the center of the Universe. Galileo was imprisoned for teaching that the Earth moved around the Sun. Even the Wright Brothers were ridiculed for claiming that a machine could fly.

In the field of medicine, in the year 130 A.D., the physician Galen announced certain anatomic theories that later proved to be correct, but at the time he was bitterly opposed and actually forced to flee from Rome to escape the frenzy of the mob. In the Sixteenth Century, the physician Andreas Vesalius was denounced as an impostor and heretic because of his discoveries in the field of human anatomy. His theories were accepted after his death but, at the time, his career was ruined, and he was forced to flee from Italy. William Harvey was disgraced as a physician for believing that blood was pumped by the heart and moved around the body through arteries. William Roentgen, the discoverer of X-rays, at first was called a quack and then condemned out of fear that his “ray” would invade the privacy of the bedroom. William Jenner, when he first developed a vaccine against smallpox. Also was called a quack and was strongly criticized as a physician for his supposedly cruel and inhuman experiments on children. And Ignaz Semmelweis was fired from his Vienna hospital post for requiring his maternity staff to wash their hands.

Centuries ago it was not unusual for entire naval expeditions to be wiped out by scurvy. Between 1600 and 1800 the casualty list of the British Navy alone was over one million sailors. Medical experts of the time were baffled as they searched in vain for some kind of strange bacterium, virus, or toxin that supposedly lurked in the dark holds of the ships. And yet, for hundreds of years, the cure was already known and written in the record.

In the winter of 1535, when the French explorer Jacques Cartier found his ships frozen in the ice off the St. Lawrence River, scurvy began to take its deadly toll. Out of a crew of one hundred and ten, twenty-five already had died, and most of the others were so ill they weren’t expected to recover.

And then a friendly Indian showed them the simple remedy. Tree bark and needles from the white pine—both rich in ascorbic acid, or vitamin C—were stirred into a drink which produced immediate improvement and swift recovery.

Upon returning to Europe, Cartier reported this incident to the medical authorities. But they were amused by such “witch –doctor cures of ignorant savages” and did nothing to follow it up.[1]

Yes, the cure for scurvy was known. But, because scientific arrogance, it took over two hundred years and cost hundreds of thousands of lives before the medical experts began to accept and apply this knowledge.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Finally, in 1747, John Lind, a young surgeon’s mate in the British Navy discovered that oranges and lemons produced relief from scurvy and recommended that the Royal Navy include citrus fruits in the stores of all its ships. And yet, it still took forty-eight more years before his recommendation was put into effect. When it was, of course, the British were able to surpass all other sea-fearing nations, and the “Limeys” (so-called because they carried limes aboard ship) soon became the rulers of the Seven Seas. It is no exaggeration to say that the greatness of the British Empire in large measure was the direct result of overcoming scientific prejudice against vitamin therapy.

The twentieth century has proven to be no exception to this pattern. Only two generations ago large portions of the American Southeast were decimated by the dread disease of pellagra. The well-known physician Sir William Osler, in his Principles and Practice of Medicine, explained that in one institution for the insane in Leonard, North Carolina, one-third of the inmates died of this disease during winter months. This proved, he said, that pellagra was contagious and caused probably by an as yet undiscovered virus. As far back as 1914, however, Dr. Joseph Goldberger had proven that this condition was related to diet, and later showed that it could be prevented simply by eating liver or yeast. But it wasn’t until the 1940’s—almost thirty years later—that the “modern” medical world fully accepted pellagra as a vitamin B deficiency.[2]

The story behind pernicious anemia is almost exactly the same. The reason that these diseases were so reluctantly accepted as vitamin deficiencies is because men tend to look for positive cause-and-effect relationships in which something causes something else. They find it more difficult to comprehend the negative relationship in which nothing or the lack of something can cause an effect. But perhaps of even more importance is the realy of intellectual pride. A man who has spent his life acquiring scientific knowledge far beyond the grasp of his fellow human beings is not usually inclined to listen with patience to someone who lacks that knowledge—especially if that person suggests that the solution the scientist’s most puzzling medical problem is to be found in a simple back-woods or near-primitive concoction of herbs and foods. The scientist is trained to search for complex answers and tends to look with smug amusement upon solutions that are not dependent upon his hard-earned skills.

(World Without Cancer, G. Edward Griffin, 1st edition 1974, p. 53-55)

[1] See Virgil J. Vogel’s American Indian Medicine (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970)

[2] See Edwin H. Ackerknecht, History and Geography of the Most Important Diseases (New York: Hafner Publishing Co., Inc., 1972) pp. 148-149

Religions are Back (A GOOD NEWS OR BAD NEWS?!)

GOLDEN SNITCH

This notes was taken from ORSAM seminars presented by Prof. DR. Şaban Ali Düzgün from Ankara University, Theology Faculty, Turkey focused on the topic: “Theology and Question of Violence”. Through this paper, perhaps the readers could test the knowledge and prejudice on religions properly. Some sentences had to be modifiedly developed to get proper insight—happy reading.

In recent days, easily people mind become ruined by disinformation caused by media or social life. People become disoriented or more—phobia. Disinformation channels and islamophobia created by some institutions, for instance: Donors Capital Fund, Fox news channel, David Horowitz freedom center, Washington times, the national review, Christian broadcast netwok and Clarion fund.

Let me bring you flash back to the ancient civilization, this description declared by Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett-Packard when she delivered her speech tied to Islam Civilization. There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world…

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The Man who Challenged the Quran – Gary Miller , Later became Muslim

Beauty of ISLAM

Gary Miller

In 1977, Professor Gary Miller, the active Canadian preacher and mathematics and logic lecturer at Toronto University, decided to provide a great service to Christianity through exposing scientific and historical errors in the Noble Quran in such a way that would be beneficial to him and his fellow preachers in calling Muslims to Christianity. However, the result was completely to the contrary. Miller’s writings were fair and his study and comments were positive, even better than many Muslims would write about the Noble Quran. He considered the Noble Quran, as it should be and reached the conclusion that it cannot be a work of a human being.

The first surprising issue for Professor Miller was the challenging tone in many ayahs1 such as the ayahs that can be translated as “Will they not then contemplate the Quran? And if it had been from (anywhere) other than the Providence…

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